Richard Leonard

Richard is currently the Group Manager for the Safer Roads Group within Highways England Professional and Technical Solutions Directorate which leads on a broad range of road safety areas including: the development of road safety strategy/policy; corresponding research and development; identification of safety investment programmes; technical standard development; and technical assurance.

He has over 15-years’ experience in transport planning and engineering developing and delivering complex and challenging projects/programmes and has a significant experience across a broad range of transport disciplines including: Transport Policy/Strategy; Road Safety; Development Control/Land Use Planning; Smarter Choices; Stakeholder Management/Communications; Highway Design; Transport Economics and Transport Modelling. He has previously worked in private sector consultancies and in local authorities within the West Midlands.